isometheptene


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isometheptene

A SYMPATHOMIMETIC drug used to treat MIGRAINE. A brand name of a preparation with paracetamol is Midrid.

isometheptene

a sympathomimetic drug, used parenterally as the hydrochloride or orally as the mucate, as a smooth muscle relaxant.
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In addition to the triptans, aspirin, ergotamines, and isometheptene should be avoided.
At the time of evaluation with the headache clinic, she was on topiramate, magnesium, combination of isometheptene mucate, dichloralphenazone, and acetaminophen and as needed oxycodone, which she used 2-3 tablets per week.
The ingredient isometheptene, found in Midrin, an over-the-counter medication used to treat migraines, was also reported to cause postpartum cerebral angiopathy when it was taken in excess of the recommended amount (Raroque, Tesfa, & Purdy, 1993).
Respondents were categorized by primary therapy, including triptans, barbiturates, opioids, prescription NSAIDs or OTC analgesics, isometheptene, dichloralphenazone, and acetaminophen (IDA) combinations, and other.
Many other drugs have been used in treating migraines, including: acetaminophen (alone, or in combination with caffeine and butalbital, aspirin and caffeine, or isometheptene and dichloralphenazone); NSAIDs, including aspirin; chlorpromazine (Thorazine); dimenhydrinate (Dramamine); diphenhydramine (Benadryl); morphine; meperidine; intranasal butorphanol (Stadol); and corticosteroids.
Other migraine drugs include acetaminophen (alone, or in combination with caffeine and butalbital, aspirin and caffeine, or isometheptene and dichloralphenazone): NSAIDs, including aspirin; chlorpromazine (Thorazine); dimenhydrinate (Dramamine); diphenhydramine (Benadryl); morphine; meperidine; intranasal butorphanol (Stadol); and corticosteroids.